Plans Gone Wrong Contest

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Chaos Panda by $chix0r

We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.

Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
your image.

You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipulate them, stack them, cook them or even collage them!

Official Rules

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  • Dozens of pandas are escaping the zoo and taking over a city. People are running in chaos as one of the pandas hangs from a traffic light and another stares into the window of a pie shop.
  • After working hard in the mines all day, two pandas sit down at a diner. A waitress, who is carrying some pie, trips over one of their mine hats (which has a light attached) and smashes it into the panda's face. Classic!
  • A freshly-made pie is sitting on a kitchen counter. The panda who cooked it has stacked up three chairs to help him replace a dead lightbulb. As he climbs to the top, the chairs begin to wobble, seconds away from toppling over.

You must use at least one panda, one light, and one pie from the asset pack in an image with the theme of  "plans gone wrong".

Must use one of these pandas:

Must use one of these lights:

Must use one of these pies:

Download Assets

Once you finish your piece, upload your artwork image as a PNG or JPG file to the contest here. You can submit as many entries as you'd like until the deadline! Don't forget to list your stock resources if you use them.

Submit Artwork

While you wait for the judges' decisions, check out the current contest entries by clicking below and make sure to visit

Browse Entries

Feel free to use free stock from #StockProject, or you can use paid stock if you have an account with or Fotolia. You may use stock brushes and textures. You can always use your own original images, but you cannot use stock images obtained from other members of deviantART or other sources. Read the Official Rules about disclosing your stock resources.

  • Winner will receive $1,500 USD
  • $100 USD of credits at
  • Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR hoodie of winner's choice*
  • One year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes

  • $1,000 USD
  • $75 USD of credits at
  • Wacom Intuos4 Small Tablet
  • 5,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • 6-month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes

  • $500 USD
  • $50 USD of credits at
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year membership to National Association of Photoshop Professionals

*Depending on availability.

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT – - Los Angeles CA, USA) on August 16, 2011 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery on "click here."

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible.
  • Entires can originate in any medium but must be in PNG or JPG file format when submitted. Online entries only, hard copies not accepted.
  • Entries must contain at least the images of one panda, one light and one pie from the preselected images made available in the asset pack "click here."
  • You must provide in the description section (when you upload your entry) a list of the stock materials you used, if any, in the entry excluding the images provided in the asset pack at the Contest Site;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as prominent signatures).
  • You may submit more than one entry but an artist cannot have multiple entries as semi-finalists.
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.

Official Rules

25 semi-finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

From the 25 semi-finalists, the three winners will be chosen by the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creative Use of Assets Provided
  • Successful Interpretation of the Theme
  • Overall Impact
  • Technical Skill

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Thr3spawn's avatar
What I wanna know is what if the winners drew their admission with just pencil? Would they have still won?